Brighton Pavillion

Brighton sign

Trains to Brighton

The most popular seaside resort in the south of England, Brighton is a buzzing city of art, culture and creativity. 

While many flock to the seaside and the infamous Brighton Pier, the city is also home to a thriving digital start-up scene and is a popular location for hosting conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs.

With quick links to and from London, it's the perfect place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle for the day, but if you have more time on your hands it is also the gateway to exploring the rest of the south coast.

Popular Routes to Brighton

Brighton Station is about a 15-minute walk straight down to the seafront through the high street. The station has step-free access throughout, toilets with baby changing facilities and a variety of shops and places to eat for those looking for a quick bite on their way in or out.

The most popular routes to and from Brighton operate from the following stations:  

From

To

Average Travel Time*

London

Brighton

1 h 21 min

Bedford

Brighton

2 h 36 min

Stevenage

Brighton

1 h 53 min

Cambridge

Brighton

2 h 30 min

Bath

Brighton

3 h 17 min

Leicester

Brighton

3 h 38 min

Gatwick

Brighton

49 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Brighton

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:

Adults

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.

Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Brighton

To experience the traditional British seaside, Brighton Pier is the place to go. Greeted by an intoxicating smell of fish and chips and fresh doughnuts from the stalls at the front of the pier, as you venture in you can spend your change on 2p arcades, and visit the amusement park with a number of rides for the kiddies and thrill-seekers. 

If you like to shop or have essentials you need to pick up, Brighton has you covered. Wander through the historic alleyways of The Lanes for quirky independents, boutiques and antiques or visit North Laine for stylish, funky and kitsch fashion, art and ceramics. For big-name brands and stores, you can find them all at Churchill Square or Brighton Marina.

Brighton is also home to a vibrant nightlife with a lively LGBTQ+ scene with a variety of welcoming bars and spaces. It also has an active live music scene with a number of independent venues and that host gigs held by passionate event organisers, making it a popular place for independent bands and artists to play.

Explore and save

Interested in exploring more of what Brighton and East Sussex has to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

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Last updated:   25 June 2020